Home Forums Content Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Contagion Members Media Diversion Info Register
» Log in
User Name:


Not a member yet?
Register Now!
» Online Users: 68
5 members and 63 guests
cannibal cop, Pharpetron, qcrisp, schlieu
Most users ever online was 3,530, 01-11-2015 at 01:59 PM.
» Rignolo's Studio
Newest Thumbs
The Shadow at the Bottom of the World
Jacen Burrows
Jacen Burrows
Jacen Burrows
Jacen Burrows
Jacen Burrows

» Most active Users
G. S. Carnivals 100%
Spotbowserfido2 99.9%
Prince James Zaleski 99.8%
Mr. Veech 99.7%
spammer 99%
» Statistics
Members: 3,129
Threads: 9,323
Posts: 123,273
Top Poster: G. S. Carnivals (26,618)
Welcome to our newest member, dwarrius
» Today's Birthdays
“There can be no belief where there is no doubt. There cannot be something where there is no nothing. This is far from secret knowledge, as if such knowledge could change anything. This is only how it seems, and seeming is everything.”
Thomas Ligotti - “The Mystics of Muelenburg”

Available for Pre-Order: THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM by Jon Padgett
Sep 25, 2016 - 7:50 AM - by Dr. Bantham
Available for Pre-Order: THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM by Jon Padgett

"Padgett... proves with his stunning debut collection [to be] a worthy successor to the master [Thomas Ligotti]. There's no gristle, no bone, no dilly-dallying here: only pure meat whose terrors seamlessly grow into the metaphysical... this volume is jam-packed with the stuff that nightmares are made of."
- Dejan Ognjanovic, Rue Morgue Magazine

"...a voice that lodges in the reader’s mind with colossal force and intensity, marking... this book as unforgettable."
- Matt Cardin, from the Introduction

"The Secret of Ventriloquism is horror with a capital H. Some of Padgett's lines raised the hair on my neck."
-Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase

Limited Edition Hardcover
150 copies
Cover and interior art by Dave Felton

With themes reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ligotti, and Bruno Shulz, but with a strikingly unique vision, Jon Padgett's The Secret of Ventriloquism heralds the arrival of a significant new literary talent. Padgett’s work explores the mystery of human suffering, the agony of personal existence, and the ghastly means by which someone might achieve salvation from both. A bullied child who seeks vengeance within a bed’s hollow box spring; a lucid dreamer haunted by an impossible house; a dummy that reveals its own anatomy in 20 simple steps; a stuttering librarian who holds the key to a mill town's unspeakable secrets; a commuter whose worldview is shattered by two words printed on a cardboard sign; an aspiring ventriloquist who spends a little too much time looking at himself in a mirror. And the presence that speaks through them all.

Introduction by Matt Cardin
The Mindfulness of Horror Practice
Murmurs of a Voice Foreknown
The Indoor Swamp
Origami Dreams
20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism
Organ Void
The Secret of Ventriloquism

Ships in October.

Attached Files
Click image for larger version

Name:	2016-012.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	251.6 KB
ID:	1527  
1 Reply | 182 Views
"The Frolic" short film now on Amazon Prime
Sep 04, 2016 - 12:04 PM - by Laffo
For those of you who may have never seen it, the short film adaptation of "The Frolic" (written by Ligotti and Brandon Trenz, directed by Jacob Cooney) is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

0 Replies | 89 Views
Guardian Review of SOADD and Grimscribe
Jun 30, 2016 - 10:19 AM - by Arthur Staaz

Excellent review.

"These may not be horror stories at all, but more like evil little mantras, leading you into dark, half-conscious speculations about the frailty of human identity and purpose."

Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti review – evil little mantras | Books | The Guardian
4 Replies | 800 Views
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
TLO Welcomes dwarrius
44 Minutes Ago 12:34 PM
44 Minutes Ago 12:34 PM
by TLO
0 2 Welcome
TLO Welcomes Tony Mc
56 Minutes Ago 12:22 PM
56 Minutes Ago 12:22 PM
by TLO
0 2 Welcome
Rene Guenon, Alt Right, Traditionalism etc ( 1 2 3 4 5... Last Page)
08-16-2016 06:14 AM
1 Hour Ago 12:12 PM
by With Strength I Burn
61 2,564 General Discussion
What's missing from my collection?
Fried Egg
7 Hours Ago 06:04 AM
1 Hour Ago 11:57 AM
by ramonoski
1 78 General Discussion
TCATHR and 'Straw Dogs'
06-13-2007 09:29 AM
1 Hour Ago 11:47 AM
by xylokopos
4 2,697 CATHR Online Comments
Menacing clown sightings form "harlequin triangle" in North Carolina ( 1 2)
matt cardin
3 Weeks Ago 10:01 AM
2 Hours Ago 10:46 AM
by symbolique
17 980 Other News
Your favourite song at the moment.. ( 1 2 3 4 5... Last Page)
03-14-2011 07:39 AM
3 Hours Ago 09:24 AM
by qcrisp
2,912 296,291 Musicians
More on Lovecraft ( 1 2 3 4 5... Last Page)
10-05-2008 05:12 AM
4 Hours Ago 09:12 AM
by miguel1984
192 27,113 H. P. Lovecraft
Picnic at Hanging Rock ( 1 2)
07-13-2008 02:26 PM
4 Hours Ago 09:09 AM
by miguel1984
16 2,489 Contemporary Horror
Lobbying for Reprints ( 1 2 3 4)
07-27-2016 10:37 PM
5 Hours Ago 07:56 AM
by Nirvana In Karma
37 2,439 Items Wanted
Available for Pre-Order: THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM by Jon Padgett. ( 1 2 3 4 5... Last Page)
matt cardin
04-20-2015 03:30 PM
15 Hours Ago 09:59 PM
by Dr. Locrian
50 4,747 Jon Padgett
Recent Reading ( 1 2 3 4 5... Last Page)
10-02-2013 02:20 PM
19 Hours Ago 06:09 PM
by njhorror
504 47,784 General Discussion
Kickstarter for Illustrated Physical Edition of THE SADIST'S BIBLE
Nicole Cushing
5 Days Ago 03:46 PM
20 Hours Ago 05:17 PM
by Prince James Zaleski
2 322 Nicole Cushing
What Makes You Laugh? ( 1 2 3 4 5... Last Page)
G. S. Carnivals
02-06-2006 06:09 PM
1 Day Ago 11:46 AM
by Robert Adam Gilmour
708 88,230 Personal
Tartarus Press
the Showman
03-19-2016 10:44 AM
1 Day Ago 10:08 AM
by symbolique
5 707 Other News
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:18 PM.

Style Based on SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER as Published by Silver Scarab Press
Design and Artwork by Harry Morris
Emulated in Hell by Dr. Bantham
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS